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ERIC Number: EJ836601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4279
Environmental Story Sacks
English, Eve; Machin, Judith
Education 3-13, v33 n2 p9-13 Jun 2005
This paper describes a community's attempts to raise the knowledge and awareness of environmental issues of early years pupils through the use of "Environmental Story Sacks". The results of the small scale evaluation, using a pre and post activity oral "cloze" exercise, showed that reception year pupils' response scores to questions about the process of waste management and recycling did, in fact, rise after using the activities provided by the sack. The authors make no attempt to generalise from these findings or make claims about the validity of the research in terms of the children's transferable understanding of environmental issues. However, by looking at what we know about young children's learning, the authors describe how the Environmental Story Sacks meet many of the requirements and could prove to be a useful tool in developing young children's knowledge about the importance of managing waste. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)